Supreme Court remands for new custody trial based on stale record

Posted Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Appellate Procedure, Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

On November 23, 2022, the South Carolina Supreme Court partially granted a writ of certiorari, and remanded the case of Rossington v. Rossington for a

Maybe you’re simply a bad parent

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Child Support, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to General Public

A sizable portion of my initial consults are with parents frustrated in achieving their custody or visitation goals in the family court.  Often these parents

Why I’m sticking with remote mediations

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Law Practice Management, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Early in the COVID era, the South Carolina Supreme Court authorized mediations using video conferencing. Despite the return of relative normalcy to the operation of

Whose signatures are needed for family court consent orders?

Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

In the pre-COVID days, one could typically get temporary orders approved with just the attorneys’ signatures and could almost always get procedural orders approved with

Supreme Court declines invitation to define “supported spouse” in South Carolina’s alimony statute

Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

I won’t blog about my own appeals until remittitur issues as I don’t want to be seen as trying to influence the appellate courts (not

Harry Styles for Prime Minister

Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Having recently returned from an extended vacation in Europe, I intended to turn sixty last Sunday staying local and having dinner with friends.   However, the

I’m a marriage expert

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Porch, liking a blog I did on the occasion of my thirtieth wedding anniversary in 2019, invited me to contribute to a series, Newlyweds and

Court of Appeals publishes opinion on the inapplicability of status of limitations to support obligations

Posted Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

On September 7, 2022, the Court of Appeals published an opinion in Holland v. Holland, reversing the family court’s determination that Wife’s attempt to collect

Write up in Charleston Legal Access

Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Miscellaneous, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Charleston Legal Access did a nice little write up of me today.  As noted in the write up, I believe there is a clear failure

How to get 50/50 physical custody when you don’t have custody (and why it’s unlikely to happen)

Posted Friday, August 26th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

A significant number of potential custody clients come to my office with the goal of 50/50 physical custody.  Often these are fathers who are not

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